Liquid Ecologies in Latin American and Caribbean Art  book cover
1st Edition

Liquid Ecologies in Latin American and Caribbean Art

ISBN 9780367198985
Published July 3, 2020 by Routledge
246 Pages 15 Color & 44 B/W Illustrations

FREE Standard Shipping
SAVE £24.00
was £120.00
GBP £96.00

Prices & shipping based on shipping country


Book Description

This interdisciplinary book brings into dialogue research on how different fluids and bodies of water are mobilised as liquid ecologies in the arts in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Examining the visual arts, including multimedia installations, performance, photography and film, the chapters place diverse fluids and systems of flow in art historical, ecocritical and cultural analytical contexts.

The book will be of interest to scholars of art history, cultural studies, environmental humanities, blue humanities, ecocriticism, Latin American and Caribbean studies, and island studies.

Chapter 7 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license available at

Table of Contents

1 Beyond the Blue: Notes on the Liquid Turn

Lisa Blackmore and Liliana Gómez

Part I Liquid Epistemologies

2 Turbulent River Times: Art and Hydropower in Latin America’s Extractive Zones

Lisa Blackmore

3 Acts of Remaining: Liquid Ecologies and Memory Work in Contemporary Art Interventions

Liliana Gómez

4 An Expanse of Water: How to Know Water Through Film

Adriana Michéle Campos Johnson

Part II (De)Colonised Flows

5 Untangling the Mangrove: Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor in the Colombian Caribbean

Rory O’Bryen

6 "The Roar of the River Grows Ever Louder": Polluted Waters in Colombian Eco-Art, From Alicia Barney to Clemencia Echeverri

Gina Mcdaniel Tarver

7 Amazonian Waterway, Amazonian Water Worlds: Rivers in Government Projects and Indigenous Art

Giuliana Borea and Rember Yahuarcani

Part III Fluid Memories

8 Water, Women and Action Art in Latin America: Materializing Ecofeminist Epistemologies

Esther Moñivas

9 Memories in the Present: Affect and Spectrality in Contemporary Aquatic Imaginaries

Irene Depetris Chauvin

Part IV Bodies of Water

10 Submerged Bodies: The Tidalectics of Representability and the Sea in Caribbean Art

Elizabeth Deloughrey and Tatiana Flores

11 Cecilia Vicuña’s Liquid Indigeneity

Paul Merchant

12 "A Water of a Hundred Eyes": Reconfiguring Liquidity

Sophie Halart

View More



Lisa Blackmore is a senior lecturer in Art History and Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Essex.

Liliana Gómez is a SNSF (Swiss National Science Foundation) professor at the Institute of Art History at University of Zurich.